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Jennifer Meyer Babounakis

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tysons, VA

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
    Virginia - VA 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jennifer

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Practice areas

I am committed to representing clients in Northern Virginia, including Vienna and Alexandria, as well as throughout Prince William, Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington counties. I focus my practice on domestic relations law, handling litigation and trial cases involving the following matters: divorce, mediation, property distribution, relocation, international child custody, life insurance, military divorce, business valuations, family tax issues, alimony and spousal support, domestic violence, protective orders, post-divorce issues and wealth management.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in social work from Arizona State University in 1994, I went on to earn a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998. In 2005, I earned a Juris Doctor from New York Law School. During my time as a law student, Ms. Babounakis served as an associate editor for the school's law review and graduated at the top of my class with honors.

I have more than 11 years of experience representing a variety of clients, including spouses in sensitive family law cases and businesses in complex corporate law cases. Prior to joining The Roop Law Firm, PLLC, I practiced corporate law with an internationally renowned corporate law firm. 

As a former social worker and a parent of two children, I have unique insight into the challenges that family law issues create for everyone involved. Complementing my experience in family law, my corporate law experience gives my clients advantages in the context of challenging financial issues, such as estate division and support.

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Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis PLLC
1604 Spring Hill Road
Suite 460
Tysons, VA, 22182

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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer to have on your side
Jennifer definitely cares about her clients and their pocketbook. She tries to keep the expenses down and we were able to work together to keep them down. I appreciated her honesty and her "what if" scenarios for my options at every turn. She kept her cool even when the opposing counsel tried every little dirty trick. She was not pulled into the drama. I would highly recommend her for your divorce. We settled out of court but I had every confidence in her ability to go to court if we had had to.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent poise, strategic, and honest
So glad to have Jennifer on my side. I definitely agree with the other reviews here. She is very strategic and smart, uses her litigation hours and resources wisely to get the best outcome possible for your children, hard working, transparent about how the justice system really works, provides realistic expectations, compassionate and ethical. Excellent writing and assertive communication skills. Has excellent poise even when opposing counsel plays dirty to fuel the fire to increase conflict. Not only does she have an deep understanding of family law but also very knowledgeable about complex financial situations.
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Posted by Dana | January 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Strategic, Thorough, Clever, Experienced - Jennifer won't give up on you or the system
Jennifer has the brainpower and stamina to overcome numerous twists and turns with an aggressive divorce process and the legal system. Her concern was sincere as she guided me through various challenging & dark situations and complex legal tactics. She stayed focused on my family's immediate needs and future goals. Jennifer's skillful use of the law, clever deployment of her resources, attention to details, quick memory and hard, hard work resulted in major, positive results for my children and me. Jennifer's candor is refreshing, she will not mislead you. She listens. She will do her best to negotiate best solutions for both sides, always leaning towards reasonable results. If that doesn't work and you have to go to trial, do not worry. Jennifer will have you and herself prepared. She's tenacious. She's a winner. And, she's a good person. I have recommended Jennifer and Roop Law to others.
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Posted by Thomas | May 27, 2015
Great Strategy, excellent execution
Jennifer and her colleagues guided me through a complicated set of proceedings that lead to an amazing result for me and my family. The litigation (and non litigation) strategies recommended were sensible and effective. She and the other lawyers at her firm were sensitive to financial and emotional costs. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Michael | February 26, 2015
Jennifer Babounakis — When you need an experienced family law attorney
Retaining Jennifer Babounakis as my attorney during a very emotionally charged family law proceeding related to my divorce was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Throughout the proceeding, Jennifer was always honest, accessible, and knowledgeable. She did not seek confrontations with the opposing counsel and, instead, developed a clear and smart strategy for my case. Thanks to Jennifer’s deep knowledge of family law and her expertise in negotiating a solution, we settled my case in a way that was fair to me, my former spouse and, most importantly, in the best interests of my child. Because my divorce proceedings began in another state before I moved to Virginia, Jennifer also handled a number of complex legal issues that involved multiple jurisdictions with great skill. I know, however, that if a settlement had not been possible, Jennifer would have been prepared to take my case before a judge and advocate vigorously and persuasively on my behalf. Jennifer was always the voice of reason and professionalism in my case. Her skills made it possible for me to avoid costly litigation and to move forward with my life. Jennifer is a respected member of the legal profession who earned my trust and gratitude. I would recommend her to anyone who needs an excellent family law attorney.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 185-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Roop Law; Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Roop Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • 2004 - 2009


  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MA - Masters Social Work
  • 1998
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994


  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Tier One Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • magna cum laude
  • New York Law School
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • AICPA Expert Witness Skills Workshop
  • Expert Depositions
  • 2017
  • 2014 AICPA Expert Witness Skills Workshop
  • Expert Depositions
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Jennifer
Family Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer and I have worked on difficult cases and she never backed down from a challenge and brought unique and creative solutions to the table. I could not recommend her more highly for difficult cases and am happy to have her as an asset in the family law community."
Family Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've worked with Jennifer for over 7 years. She is smart, hard-working and advocates for her clients while properly weighing pros, cons and the stress that litigation has on families. I fully endorse her."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent family law attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer is a highly skilled attorney. She is a strong advocate for her clients and a very adept negotiator."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer Babounakis is an excellent family law attorney and a skilled negotiator."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer was easy to work with, knowledgeable, and cared about the best possible result for her client."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is a pleasure to work with. She is not only smart and efficient, but she is also compassionate and collaborative in her representation."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is fair, reasonable and smart. We just settled a complex and hotly contested matter due in large part to her efforts."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jen is a zealous advocate for her clients. She brings to the profession a wealth of psychological insight and expertise, which helps the client understand the human side of the legal process. She is a joy to work with and an asset to the legal profession. I welcome the opportunity to work with Jen in future matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is outstanding."
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Tysons Divorce and separation Lawyer Jennifer Meyer Babounakis
Jennifer Meyer Babounakis
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tysons, VA
Licensed for 18 years